(Closed) Alterations Help! Can You Get a Bras Sewn Into a Dress?!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 6
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

nadnuk:  You should absolutely be able to. Talk to the seamstress!  More importantly, that dress is absolutely beautiful and you look great in it!!

Post # 2
13251 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My seamstress sewed cups right into the dress. It was perfect and very simple to do!  They make cups for things like this, and as long as you don’t need significant extra support (i.e., the straps), you should be fine!

Post # 3
2092 posts
Buzzing bee

The straps on your bra aren’t supposed to be supporting the weight of your breasts anyway, so if it’s a properly fitting bra I don’t see why this wouldn’t work.

I don’t know about the logistics of attaching it to your dress though without altering the lines of your dress

Post # 7
1378 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’m relatively large chested for my size too, and I’m having cups sewn into the dress. With a properly fitted dress, that is all the support you should need.

Post # 8
1318 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

how bout changing the back to corset?

Post # 9
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

nadnuk:  Definitely have something built into the dress.  You will likely need more than just a bra for fuller support so ask about a longline at the very least.  Before shopping for your dress I would have recommended you try on corseted gowns with boning for added support so it’s already built in.

Post # 10
8604 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

What are you wearing in the current picture? As another bee said, the straps are not meant to support the weight of your chest. If your dress has boning in it, your seamstress should be able to just sew cups right into the dress.

Post # 11
1754 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Honestly, as a person who is obsessed with bras (and size 30H/30HH), as well as obsessed with sewing, I don’t know if this is a great idea.  Yes, the majority of the support should come from the bra band but some does still come from the straps.  Take off your bra straps and just see what it’s like. Does it seem like it’s still holding you up well?  If so, it might work.  But, if it’s not very supportive, it will probably be about the same when the bra is sewn in.  Even though you have straps on the dress, you can’t necessarily expect them to fill the place of your bra straps and give you the same effect.

You’d also end up with a lot of stress on your dress straps and that line of stitching, and the weight of your bra supporting you might weigh down the dress at that point and either cause puckering or cause the whole thing to pull down.  If I were a seamstress, I’d be nervous about doing this for a customer.  Getting just cups sewn in doesn’t really work for our sizes.  They’re more meant for modesty and shaping than actual support, but if the structure of the dress is good, they might be okay. 

What are you wearing in your picture?  You look nicely supported!

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